Agronomy — Editors


Prof. Dr. Peter Langridge
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, PMB 1, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia
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Interests: plant genomics; genetic engineering; cereal genetics
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Prof. John W. Forster
Associate Editor-in-Chief
Agriculture Victoria, AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, 5 Ring Road, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia
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Interests: molecular genetics and genomics; genome architecture; quantitative trait loci; molecular breeding; forage grasses and legumes; forage grass endophytes; temperate grain legumes
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Editorial Board

Prof. Gavin Ash
Centre for Crop Health, Institute for Agriculture and the Environment, Research and Development Division, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba 4350, Australia
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Interests: plant pathology; biological control; bacteriology; fungal genetics; population biology
Prof. Dr. Harbans Bariana
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Plant Breeding Institute, the University of Sydney, Australia
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Interests: wheat; rust resistance; molecular markers
Dr. Urmila Basu
FSO, AFNS Labs and Genomics Unit Manager, Dept. of AFNS, 4-32A Ag/Forestry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P5, Canada
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Interests: plant genomics; functional genomics; biotechnology; proteomics; stress response and resistance
Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Batley
School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, CRAWLEY WA 6009, Australia
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Interests: crop genetics and genomics; Brassicas; Plant-Pathogen interactions; genetic diversity; molecular evolution
Dr. Rakesh S. Chandran
West Virginia University, P.O Box 6108, 1076 Agricultural Sciences Building, Morgantown, WV 26506-6108, USA
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Interests: weed management strategies; crops including tree fruit, turfgrass, field crops, pasture, and vegetables
Prof. Dr. Jerry H. Cherney
E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture, Soil & Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, 503 Bradfield Hall, 306 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853-1901, USA
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Interests: agronomy; biomass crop production; biomass conversion; forage crop management; nutrient management; crop quality
Prof. Dr. Leo Condron
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Interests: biogeochemistry of organic carbon and major nutrients in natural and managed ecosystems, with an emphasis on the nature, dynamics and bioavailability of organic and mineral forms of nutrients in the soil-plant system in relation to soil management and land use. Project areas include organic matter and nutrient dynamics in grassland and forest soils, soil chronosequence dynamics, rhizosphere processes and nutrient acquisition, relationships between soil microbial diversity and function, and the nature, and the bioavailability and mobility of phosphorus in terrestrial environments
Dr. Tristan Edward Coram
Australian Grain Technologies, Waite Campus, Wine Innovation Central Building, Cnr of Hartley Grove & Paratoo Rd, Urrbrae SA 5064, Australia
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Interests: biotechnology; transgenic; agronomic traits; input traits; output traits; phenotyping; breeding; genetics; genome engineering; hybridization; hybrid crops
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Special Issue: Field Phenotyping for Yield and Environmental Stress Tolerance Traits
Special Issue: Crop Hybridization Systems: Current Status and Future Potential
Dr. Philippe Debaeke
INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique), UMR AGIR, CS 52627, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France
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Interests: interaction genotype by environment; crop modeling; cropping systems; water management; integrated crop protection; sunflower
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Special Issue: Practical Use of Crop Models in Agronomy
Dr. Brion Duffy
Head, Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Research Group, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, Life Sciences and Facility Management Department, Grüental Campus, P.O. Box, CH-8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
Interests: plant pathology; genetics and genomics; multitrophic interactions; food safety; crop protection; microbial ecology
Prof. Dr. David Edwards
School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth 6009, Australia
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Interests: genomics; bioinformatics; wheat; brassica; legumes
Prof. Dr. Mick P. Fuller
Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Biomedical and Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
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Interests: crop stress physiology; response of crops to climate change; crop biotechnology; plant physiology; agronomy and sustainable crop production
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Special Issue: Sustainable Crop Production
Dr. Robert Gallagher
Independent Agricultural Consultant
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Interests: cropping systems; agroecology; integrated pest management; cover crops; conservation agriculture; seed bank ecology; seed physiology
Prof. Yantai Gan
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Semiarid Prairie Agricultural, Research Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, S9H 3X2, Canada
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Interests: cropping systems, ecological assessment, intensified crop management, plant physiology, water physiology, carbon footprint
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Special Issue: Advanced Agronomy with Impact for Food Security
Dr. Alan Gash
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Field Service Centre Room 104, Lincoln University, P O Box 84, Lincoln 7647, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Interests: arable cropping systems; plant nutrition; plant physiology; plant-pest interactions
Dr. Yusuf Genc
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, SA, 5064, Australia
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Special Issue: Use of Commercial Humates in Agriculture
Prof. Dr. Anatoly Gitelson
Israel Institute of Technology, 812 Rabin Hall, Technion City, Haifa 320000, Israel; School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
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Interests: remote sensing of vegetation and water quality
Dr. Ajit Govind
Unit of Functional Ecology & Environmental Physics [EPHYSE], National Institute of Agricultural Research [INRA], 71, Avenue Edouard Bourlaux 33140 Villenave d'Ornon, France
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Interests: Process based terrestrial biogeochemical modeling; Canopy radiative transfer mechanism soil physics; Precision farming; Remote Sensing and GIS; Crop Productivity as a function of Water, Nutrients, Temperature, Light
Prof. Dr. J. Perry Gustafson
1-16 Agriculture, Division of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
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Interests: plant breeding and genetics; plant genomics; cytology; evolution
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Special Issue: Impact of Genomics Technologies on Crop Breeding Strategies
Dr. Stephan M. Haefele
International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines
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Interests: site-specific nutrient recommendation for rice;direct seeding as a crop establishment method for reduced risk;post-rice crops for system intensification, and bioenergy/biochar technologies for rice-based systems
Dr. Jerry L. Hatfield
USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, IA, USA
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Interests: soil-plant-atmosphere interactions; climate change; abiotic stress; development of adaptation strategies for agricultural systems to improve climate resilience
Dr. Bertrand Hirel
Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Centre de Versailles-Grignon, Unité Mixte de Recherche 1318 INRA-Agro-ParisTech, Equipe de Recherce Labellisée (ERL), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) 3559, RD10, F-78026 Versailles Cedex, France
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Interests: Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) of crop plants; regulation and management of N assimilation in in model and crop plants; innovation and applications for sustainable agriculture
Prof. Dr. Atul K. Jain
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
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Interests: Carbon Cycle; Nitrogen Cycle; Land cover and land use changes; Crop growth modeling; Land surface modeling; Integrated assessment of climate change
Prof. Dr. Robert J. Kremer
Department of Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
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Special Issue: Soil Microbial Functional Groups and Plant Growth
Dr. Steven R. Larson
Research Geneticist, USDA ARS Forage and Range Research, 696 North 1100 East, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-6300, USA
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Interests: cellulosic biomass production; crop domestication; forages; genetic diversity; heavy metals; hybrid breeding; perennial grasses; plant genomics; plant morphology; mineral content; QTL mapping; seed germination
Prof. Chengdao Li
Western Barley Genetics Alliance, Murdoch University, 90 South Street, WA6150, Australia
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Interests: plant genetics and breeding, plant molecular genetics, cereal genomics
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Special Issue: Application of Sequencing Technologies to Crop Breeding
Dr. Francesco Montemurro
Agricultural Research Council (CRA), Research Unit for Cropping Systems in Dry Environments (SCA), (Experimental Farm Metaponto), S.S. 106 Jonica km 448.2, 75010 Metaponto MT, Italy
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Interests: Agronomy; nutrient management; nitrogen dynamics, efficiency and balance; organic farming; composting process and compost application; organic fertilization; sustainable development; crop rotations and management; cropping system
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Special Issue: Towards a Better Understanding of Agronomic Efficiency of Nitrogen in Different Agro-Ecosystems
Dr. Dan Mullan
Intergrain, 19 Ambitious Link, Bibra Lake, Perth, WA, Australia
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Interests: field crops, agronomic traits, phenotyping, crop stress, plant physiology, remote sensing, plant genetics and breeding, cereal genomics, wheat
Prof. Dr. Adrian C. Newton
The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, Scotland, UK; Visiting Professor of Cereal Pathology, SRUC, Edinburgh
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Interests: analysing epidemic spatial trends and local competition effects in heterogeneous vegetation; the effects of climate change particularly on plant disease; Mechanisms of foliar blight pathogen resistance in barley; developing resistance elicitors as crop protectants; Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
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Special Issue: New Phenotyping Platforms for Field Trials
Dr. Gareth J. Norton
School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Building – G41, Aberdeen, AB24 3UU, UK
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Interests: plant genomics; cereal genetics; soil biology; soil chemistry
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Special Issue: Accumulation and Distribution of Elements in Crop Plants
Dr. Yong-Bao Pan
Sugarcane Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Houma, LA, USA
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Interests: genetics, cytogenetics, breeding, molecular biology, disease diagnosis, crop germplasm, molecular database, tissue culture and transformation, rice, maize, sugarcane
Dr. Steve Robinson
School of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 233, Reading, RG6 6DW, UK
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Interests: soil and water quality; wetlands; nutrient cycling; soil organic matter dynamics; soil erosion
Dr. Cornelia Rumpel
CNRS, Campus AgroParisTech, Batiment EGER, 78850 Thiverval-Grignon, France
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Interests: soil biogeochemistry; soil C sequestration; black carbon; biochar; soil biology; deep soil horizons; organic soil amendments; grassland management
Prof. Dr. Alan H. Schulman
MTT Agrifood Research & University of Helsinki, Institute of Biotechnology. P.O. Box 65, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland
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Interests: plant genomics and genome dynamics; plant genetics; breeding biotechnology; molecular evolution; stress tolerance and disease resistance.
Dr. Debbie Sparkes
School of Biosciences, Division of Plant and Crop Sciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, LE12 5RD, UK
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Interests: crop physiology; wheat; lodging; sustainable agriculture
Prof. Raffaele Testolin
Department of Agricultural, Food, Animal and Environmental Sciences, University of Udine, Via delle Scienze 208, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Interests: fruit genetic diversity, fruit domestication, fruit genetics, fruit breeding
Dr. Catherine Tetard-Jones
Nafferton Ecological Farming Group, Newcastle University, Devonshire Building, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
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Interests: community genetics; nutrient use efficiency (NUE); plant - insect interactions; phenotypic plasticity; proteomics; QTL mapping; wheat breeding
Prof. Dr. Michael Timko
Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
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Interests: plant genomics, molecular breeding, abiotic and biotic stress response, legumes
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Special Issue: Utilization of Genetic Resources and Emerging-Omics Technologies to Expand Agro-ecological Adaptation of Crops
Dr. Judith M. Tisdall
Department of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University 3086, Victoria, Australia
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Interests: biology applied to agronomy; technology for farming and the use of plants; soil science and soil conservation; agroecology; sustainability
Dr. Lukas Van Zwieten
NSW Department of Primary Industries, 1243 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar NSW 2477, Australia
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Interests: soil C cycling; biochar systems; N-cycle and emissions of nitrous oxide; application of stable isotope methodologies; soil function and impact of agricultural inputs; herbicides
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Special Issue: Reactions of Biochar in Soil from Modified Redox Properties
Dr. Rajeev K. Varshney
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru-502 324, A.P., India
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Interests: molecular markers; molecular breeding; gene discovery; applied genomics; legumes; abiotic stresses
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Special Issue: Impact of Genomics Technologies on Crop Breeding Strategies
Dr. Hugh Wallwork
Principal Scientist, Cereal Pathology, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Hartley Grove, Urrbrae 5064, South Australia
Interests: plant pathology; disease resistance; fungal genetics; disease management; phenotyping
Dr. Ole Wendroth
Professor of Soil Physics, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, 1100 Nicholasville Road , Lexington, KY 40546-0091, USA
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Interests: soil physics; soil water; soil hydraulic properties; spatial variability; spatial statistics; statistical time series analysis; geostatistics; soil structure; plant growth simulation
Prof. Leslie A. Weston
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga 2678, Australia
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Interests: Localisation, transport, and mode of action of allelochemicals; plant rhizosphere interactions, biology; chemical ecology and genetic diversity of invasive weeds.
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Special Issue: Interactions between Plant Rhizosphere and Soil Organisms
Dr. Huihui Zhang
Water Management and System Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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Interests: irrigation water management; remote sensing; crop water use; ET modeling
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Special Issue: Innovative Approaches to Improve Crop Water Productivity under Irrigated Conditions
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